– Pamela Waterman, September 19, 2012
Tomatoes are one of my favorite foods! They are one of nature’s tenderizers for creating braces-friendly dinners and they’re easy to have on hand for recipes because they come in so many canned varieties. I just realized that in my book, The Braces Cookbook 2: Comfort Food with a Gourmet Touch, I use canned diced tomatoes in five recipes, and either tomato paste, soup or sauce in seven more!
FYI, one 14.5-ounce can of crushed tomatoes = 1 1/3 cups actual cut-up tomatoes when drained (or 1 3/4 cups total volume with liquid).